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Rohingya Crisis

UK to continue support to find solution

Staff Correspondent     8th November, 2017 10:49:20 printer

UK to continue support to find solution

The visiting UK delegation on Wednesday assured that British government, House of Commons and people will continue to extend all kind of supports to solve the Rohingya Crisis.

The delegation also praised Bangladesh highly for receiving this large number of Rohingya people, said a ministry handout.

The delegation came up with the remarks while meeting with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Md Shahriar Alam, MP, at the state guesthouse Padma.

Lucy Maria Powel, MP from the UK Labour Party, and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Greater Manchester is leading the delegation.

During the meeting, the State Minister expressed deep gratitude to the British government, MPs of the House of Commons, different political parties and people for raising strong voice against the oppression of Rohingya people by Myanmar military and for pursuing the matter within the Security Council.

He requested the UK delegation to encourage its government to take further initiatives and keep pressure on Myanmar government to stop violence against Rohingya people.

The state minister also called upon to ensure peaceful and sustainable return of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh to their home.

He also sought support from the UK for the 3rd Committee resolution on Myanmar in the United Nations Security Council on 13 November 2017.

Besides, they discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation, next Commonwealth Summit to be held in London in early 2018, Brexit and significant role of Bangladesh’s diaspora in the economy of Bangladesh and the UK.